Definition of Family ardeidae

1. Noun. Herons; egrets; night herons; bitterns.

Lexicographical Neighbors of Family Ardeidae

family Apiaceae
family Apidae
family Aplodontiidae
family Aplysiidae
family Apocynaceae
family Apodidae
family Apogonidae
family Apterygidae
family Aquifoliaceae
family Araceae
family Araliaceae
family Araucariaceae
family Arcellidae
family Arcidae
family Arctiidae
family Ardeidae
family Arecaceae
family Argasidae
family Argentinidae
family Argiopidae
family Argonautidae
family Ariidae
family Aristolochiaceae
family Armadillidiidae
family Artamidae
family Ascaphidae
family Ascaridae
family Asclepiadaceae
family Asilidae
family Asparagaceae

Literary usage of Family ardeidae

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Bird Book: Illustrating in Natural Colors More Than Seven Hundred North by Chester Albert Reed (1914)
"BITTERNS and HERONS Family ARDEIDAE Herons and Bitterns are long-legged waders, having straight, pointed bills, and with the head feathered, except for the ..."

2. The Natural History of Secession; Or, Despotism and Democracy at Necessary by Thomas Shepard Goodwin (1865)
"... and the young are hatched in a weak condition, and reared in a nest. It includes the Gruidae or Crane Family, Aramidae or Courlan Family, Ardeidae ..."

3. History of Saginaw County, Michigan by Michael A. Leeson, Damon Clarke (1881)
"family ardeidae includes the great bittern or Indian hen, the little bittern, the great blue, great white, green and night herons. ..."

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